Andrew Armstrong, piano
Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist AndrewArmstrong has delighted audiences across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and theUnited States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the KennedyCenter, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Warsaw's National Philharmonic.Andrew’s orchestral engagements across the globe have seen him perform a sprawling repertoire of more than 50 concertos with orchestra. He has performed with suchconductors as Peter Oundjian, Itzhak Perlman, Günther Herbig, Stefan Sanderling, JeanMarie Zeitouni, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and has appeared in solo recitals inchamber music concerts with the Elias, Alexander, American, and Manhattan String Quartets, and also as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi, Boston Chamber Music Society,Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players.
Andrew’s debut solo CD featuring Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata and Mussorgsky’sPictures at an Exhibition was released to great critical acclaim: “I have heard few pianists play [Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata], recorded or in concert, with such dazzlingclarity and confidence” (American Record Guide). He followed that success with a disc on Cordelia Records of works by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and the world premiere recording ofBielawa's Wait for piano & drone.He has released several awardwinning recordings with his longtime recital partner JamesEhnes, including 3 volumes of the music of Béla Bartók, Prokofiev’s Violin Sonatas Nos.1&2 and Five Melodies, Tartini’s Devil’s Trill and Leclair’s Tambourin Sonata, a recital disc of works by Franck and Strauss, as well as an upcoming release featuring pieces by Debussy, Elgar, and Respighi (Onyx Classics).
Andrew is devoted to outreach programs and playing for children. In addition to his manyconcerts, his performances are heard regularly on National Public Radio and WQXR, NewYork City's premier classical music station.Mr. Armstrong lives happily in Massachusetts, with his wife Esty, their two children, twodogs, two guinea pigs, and two fish.